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21st Century Education

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Jon Benedict

on 2 November 2010

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Transcript of 21st Century Education

21st Century Education "First-ring" suburb on the
east side of Cleveland 12 schools: 7 elementary, 3 middle,
1 high school, one speciality school Who is the ? 7 Elementary schools, 3 middle schools,
1 high school, 1 specialty school 0..........25..........50..........75.........100 60% qualify for free/reduced lunch 85% College Completion rate Our Mission: CH-UH Schools: By the Number 86th wealthiest district in Ohio 85% minority students 60% qualify for free/reduced lunch 16% have IEP 17% annual transience rate $20 Million in scholarships
over last three years Consistently have between
4 and 12 National Merit students annually 2010: Rated Continuous Improvement Met value-added
Missed AYP due to IEP subgroup in math What do we mean by
21st Century Education? Some components: Multiple disciplines related to students' real-world experiences Technology that expands access to information And creates opportunities for collaboration
to solve real-world problems and issues Developing the screening skills
necessary to be informed consumers Literacy across all forms
of communications media Curriculum: Guaranteed
Requires students to: Analyze
Apply their learning No More Teaching to the Middle Highest expectations of learning outcomes
Support and encouragement for students to reach those outcomes 85% college-completion rate How do we implement
21st Century Education? Tools Training Smart boards
in all classrooms by 2012 Online tools Wikis By 2012: a school-based,
community wireless network Access tools Expanded
District website Laptops for every middle
and high school teacher
and student In-house and
online training
Professional learning communities Instructional
Rounds Teacher mentoring 13 Tech Ed. Certified
courses in the
CTE program What's next for us? Comprehensive Facilities Plan
that looks at all buildings Possible flexible credit
for 21st Century learning Establishing ties to
two universities
and a school district in China
(Mandarin-based K-12 IB program) 24/7 teacher support for student
questions through community
wireless network Blending online and
traditional courses Our goal: to become the first urban,
high-poverty district (1 of 15 in Ohio)
to reach "Excellent" The role of a
Board of Education
in 21st Century learning Adopt a mission and vision that specifically promotes 21st Century tools and learning Establish policies for curriculum,
students and staff that enable
and allow 21st Century learning Provide resources to support 21st Century learning Ask the Superintendent to provide
regular updates specifically on 21st century learning Be prepared to explain the relevance, rigor and relationship of 21st Century learning for the future success of your students, district and community.
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